All Articles on Molly Ivins

A woman walk past prototype sections of a border wall between Mexico and the United States under construction on October 5, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. Views
A Wall Won't Fix Immigration
Until our leaders address the real issues, it's not possible to build a wall tall enough to stop them from coming.
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Patriotism in the Trump Era
"Protest, too often, has been deemed unpatriotic."
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A Couple of Things About Jimmy Breslin
The brash, profane and brilliant newspaper columnist knew a lot about life — and Donald Trump
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Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to be Energy Secretary?
Perk up people - for I bring you tidings of great joy: Gov. "Oops" is back! Yes, Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who specialized in putting the "goober" in gubernatorial, is being brought back from well-earned obscurity in rural Texas to join the menagerie of characters in "The Donald Show."...
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Such Is the Human Race: Missing Twain In the Era of Trumpian Skullduggery
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GMO Labeling Next Steps: Who Will Sen. Stabenow Dance With Now?
You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You – Molly Ivins The late, great political columnist Molly Ivins , who railed relentlessly against money in politics, would be all over the GMO labeling fight. She’d be especially keen to tackle the next battle, set to take place any day now in the U.S. Senate...
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I Will Grieve. I Will Laugh. But I Am Not Charlie.
I am a satirical writer. On my good days, I find comedy in the contradictions of daily life, using humor to illuminate larger points about race, class, and the undeniable musical genius of Justin Bieber. So when I heard about last week’s tragic murders at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,...
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Is the Press Too Big to Fail? It’s Dumb Journalism, Stupid
Everyone knows this story, though fewer and fewer read it on paper. There are barely enough pages left to wrap fish. The second paper in town has shut down. Sometimes the daily delivers only three days a week. Advertising long ago started fleeing to Craigslist and Internet points south...
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Glorious Irony: True the Vote Missed Possibly the Only Case of Voter Fraud In the Country - By A GOP Candidate Down the Road
Molly Ivins is gone, but we still have Juanita Jean, self-described "owner of The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon" in Fort Bend, Texas, which is also home to Cathy Engelbretch, Tea Party maven, King Street Patriot, True the Vote founder and sniffer-out of the nefarious epidemic of voter fraud...
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ALEC Goes After the Center for Media and Democracy
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) sent a message to hundreds of legislators across the country attacking the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), the creator of ALECexposed.org . Among other things ALEC claimed, "CMD is an attack-dog, not a watch-dog." The error-filled missive,...
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